Reports on Protest & Resistance
Four drone resisters, James Ricks, Daniel Burns, Brian Hynes, and Ed Kinane, from the 2015 big books action were found innocent of all charges at 11pm at the Dewitt Town Court. After deliberating for only about a half hour, the jury returned with a verdict of not guilty on all charges. Applause erupted in the courtroom upon the jurors' announcement of the verdict. The four were charged with obstruction of government administration, disorderly conduct, and trespass and faced a year in jail. Following the rendering of the verdict, a juror approached Brian Hynes and said "I really support what you are doing. Keep doing it."
Pianist/composer and organizer Arturo O'Farrill's opening remarks from the Musicians Against Fascism Benefit for RefuseFascism.org
Tomorrow a very bad man will take the nation's highest office. His biographer called him a sociopath. His behavior towards women is lamentable. His racism is legendary, He has lied repeatedly. He has questionable ethics and the conflict of interest between his ill-gotten office and his business dealings is shady at best, and criminal at worst.
Please read and consider this important message from Emma Kaplan, member of the World Can't Wait Steering Committee:
My name is Emma and I am one of the many volunteers who came to Washington DC to STOP Trump and Pence from coming to power. Not waiting until Friday or Saturday but to stop him from being inaugurated as President of the United States.
We have been out in the streets every day and every night here in DC, growing to hundreds and tonight we must grow to thousands & soon to millions to bring DC to a halt.
On Tues. Jan. 10th, RefuseFascism.org protesters disrupted racist Senator Sessions confirmation hearing and were removed in handcuffs. They were dragged out chanting, "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA” and "We refuse to accept a fascist America. We have to be in the streets starting January 14 to stop the Trump/Pence fascist regime from coming to power."
A letter to Congress, signed by professors from 170 law schools in 48 states, urges the Senate to reject nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general reports Washington Post writer Sari Horwitz. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold confirmation hearings for Sessions on January 10-11.
The battle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is the expression of the determination of thousands of indigenous people coming together - the largest such gathering in over a century - and, through their perseverance and example, inspiring thousands more to join with them to stop another disaster for our water and the life that depends on it. And make no mistake: President Obama has the power to stop the military assault on the Water protectors. The Army Corps of Engineers is under the cammand of the executive branch. BUt he has not. Instead, he declared November "National Native American Heritgae Month."
At an event at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Law School titled "The First 200 Days, Foreign Policy Law Challenges for the Next Administration," Harold Koh spoke last Friday about his life as a top legal advisor to Clinton under Obama's Dept. of State.
Curt Wechsler, FireJohnYoo.org | November 1, 2016
Saturday October 29th World Can't Wait San Francisco and friends took a stand against 'Torture Professor' John Yoo and his handlers at UC Berkeley Law School.
On Friday October 7, we marked the sad anniversary of fifteen years of war against Afghanistan. World Can’t Wait and other activist groups including Veterans for Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, the Raging Grannies, War Resisters League and NYS Green Party protested against the war outside the military recruting center on Times Square.